Casio is to launch its second generation Global Positioning System watch in November, featuring additional specifications and a more compact miniaturised case. It is designed by product design group Seymour Powell.
The watch is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts and, like its predecessor, allows users to calculate their exact location in longitude and latitude positions. Its GPS navigation feature taps into information transmitted by satellites orbiting the earth.
The new model can produce a more accurate reading of the wearer’s position by feeding in data from up to 12 satellites, compared to eight with the previous model. It is also possible to download destination coordinates from a PC.
Seymour Powell was retained to work on designs for the new model. “It has been reduced in size and we worked in particular on the corners of the watch to make it softer and visually more friendly,” says Seymour Powell director Dick Powell.